Panic has gripped many ministers as the President calls an emergency meeting of the Federal Executive Council today (Friday). Statutorily the FEC meetings hold on Wednesday.
Last week’s resignation of the Minister of State for Health Dr. Mohammed Pate triggered speculations of an imminent cabinet shake-up. There is also currently no Minister of Defence. Additionally, the Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade, had a a few weeks ago declared his intention to contest the Ekiti State governorship in 2014.
Ministers fear that the President may utilize the opportunity of the Ministerial vacancies to do a cabinet shake-up, dropping those he believes are not performing optimally while re-assigning others to other portfolios where he feels they may do better.